Quality of depression among suicidal inpatient youth

Anat Brunstein Klomek, Israel Orbach, Leo Sher, Eliane Sommerfeld, Robyne Diller, Alan Apter, Golan Shahar, Gil Zalsman

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This study examined the relationship between suicidality and dependent and self-critical depression among adolescents. Ninety-six adolescents participated: 32 suicidal inpatients, 32 nonsuicidal inpatients and 32 healthy controls. The groups were matched for gender, age and education. Participants completed the Depressive Experience Questionnaire for Adolescents (DEQ-A), the Cognition Checklist (CCL), and the Multi-Attitude Suicidal Tendencies Scale (MAST). Results indicated that suicidal adolescents have significantly higher levels of self-critical and dependent depression, compared to nonsuicidal inpatients and healthy controls. The distinctive quality of depression among suicidal adolescents suggests assessment and treatment strategies for these individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Suicide Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2008


  • Adolescents
  • Axiety
  • DEQ-A
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Suicide attempts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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